Upcoming events

Here is a calendar of Green events in Oxfordshire: not just ones run by the Green Party, but also others of interest to Green Party sympathisers. Come along to an event nearby, and meet your Greens.

  • Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:30 AM through March 26, 2017 · 3 rsvps
    Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Oxford Action Weekend

    Coming to the Oxford Literary Festival? Coming to the UK for the Global Greens congress? Then join us campaigning for this May's Oxfordshire County Council elections.

    We will be talking to voters, knocking on doors and handing out leaflets in Oxford. Come and join us, meet other Greens, and learn how our elected Green councillors make a difference.

    We need to get more Green Party councillors elected to Oxfordshire County Council in May. The Conservatives want to abolish all local councils and replace them with one Oxfordshire council, which they can dominate forever. Decisions will be made by people who don't know the local area. The Green Party county councillors were the only ones to vote to keep democracy local.

    Some other things on in Oxford

    Before or after helping our campaign, here are some of the other things you can do this weekend in Oxford. See Oxford Literary Festival and the Daily Info for more events.

    Saturday

    1000 Iain Martin and Ivan Fallon, The Banking Crisis and How It Changed the World
    1500 Mark Price, Min. of state for trade policy, The Food Lovers Handbook and Unlocking the power of employee engagement
    1800 Choral evensong in Magdalen College
    1900 Faure Requiem in Keble College Chapel
    1930 Joanne Harris and the Storytime Band
    1930 Earthquakes in London at the Old Fire Station

    Sunday

    1000 Rosamond Richardson, Waiting for the albino dunnock: how birds can change your life.
    1200 Paul Kingsnorth, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist.
    1200 Pippa Malmgren, Signals: How Everyday Signs Can Help us Navigate the Turbulent Economy.
    1400 Ian Goldin and Christopher Kutarna, The New Renaissance: Hope in an Uncertain Age.
    1600 Jonathan Rose, The Well Tempered City: the Future of Urban Life.
    1830 Phillipe Sands, Origins of Genocide & Crimes Against Humanity
    1930 Earthquakes in London at the Old Fire Station

    Programme

    Saturday 25 March

    We will meet people coming to Oxford in the centre of town, brief you, then send you off to where we are campaigning on the day. You can approach us at these times and places (see map):

    1030-1100: Literary festival café inside Worcester College.
    1100-1600: Green Party stall on Broad Street with Keith Taylor, Green MEP for SE England.
    1330-1400: Literary festival café in the festival marquee, next to the Sheldonian.

    There you can pick up canvassing packs and head off to join one of the teams campaigning in the streets of east Oxford. There are two, 2-hour shifts: 1100-1300 and 1400-1600. Come for the day, if you can, and have lunch with other Green Party campaigners and hear from our councillors and candidates.

    Sunday 26 March

    Come to Cowley. We will have someone ready to greet you, brief you, hand out packs and then you to one of our campaigning teams. Meet us at these times and places:

    1030-1100: Central café inside Templars Square shopping centre, Between Towns Road, Cowley.
    1300-1400: The William Morris pub, Between Towns Road, Cowley.

    If completely lost, ask at the Green Party stall on Broad Street.

    There will be two canvassing shifts, 1100-1300 and 1400-1600.

    We need to get dozens of people out campaigning to save David William's county council seat and win another one. When we have two or more Green county councillors we can make a difference, fighting against cuts and for the people of Oxfordshire.

    Sign up for one or more shifts below. If you need help with transport or overnight accommodation (in an Green Party member's house) contact us.

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    53 Bulan Road in Oxford, United Kingdom

    European Campaign - meeting

    All members welcome!

    Agenda in advance from Hazel Dawe hazeldawe5@gmail.com

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Mezzeto Restaurant in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Fund Raising Dinner for Oxford’s International Brigade Memorial

    North Oxfordshire Green Party and individual Greens have donated generously to the funding of a Memorial to commemorate the people from Oxford who volunteered to defend democracy and fight fascism in Spain during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.  We hope the unveiling will be on Saturday June 10th just outside South Park at the junction with Headington Hill and Morrell Avenue.

    We still need more funds though, so we are holding a fund raising dinner with guest speaker on Tuesday 28th March. Professor Valentine Cunningham of Corpus Christi, Oxford, is the guest speaker.  He is as entertaining as he is knowledgeable about the literature on the Spanish Civil War.

    The dinner will be held at 7pm at Mezzeto Restaurant at 67 Walton Street, Oxford, OX3 6AG. Tickets cost £25 for a superb 2 course meal and are available from: Chris Farman (Tel: 01869 336190).

    Lottery Tickets

    Also available are Lottery tickets (£1 each) with wonderful prizes! Get your lottery ticks from John Haywood, a.j.haywood@hotmail.co.uk. Winners will be announced  on June 10th.  The prizes include: a 4 day guided tour of the Ebro battlefields - all accommodation, meals, transport provided (though not air fares!); 12 bottles of Spanish wine; a £150 voucher towards a holiday at Unison's Croyde Bay, Devon; a 3 course meal; a rare copy of Searchlight on Spain by the Duchess of Athol; 2 tickets for any play at the Oxford playhouse; 2 tickets for any film at The Phoenix Cinema, and copies of David Ebsworth's ‘The Assassins Mark’ and ‘When the Curtain Falls’.

    Context

    The International Brigade Memorial Trust keeps alive the memory and spirit of the 2,500 men and women from Britain and Ireland who volunteered to defend democracy and fight fascism in Spain during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.  Across the world, 50,000 men and women from all walks of life responded to the call from the Popular Front government of Spain and joined the International Brigade and its partner organisations to defend democracy against the fascist insurgency of General Franco. Some 2500 were from the British Isles and of these, 526 paid the ultimate price and were killed in action against a far better equipped and resourced enemy.

     

     

  • Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 09:00 AM through April 03, 2017
    The ACC in Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Greens 2017!

    The Green Party of England and Wales is hosting 'Greens 2017' the first ever joint congress between the Global Greens and the European Green Party from Thursday 30 March to Sunday 2 April 2017 at the ACC in Liverpool. The event will also incorporate our Spring Conference (Friday 31 March - Sunday 2 April) and the Global Young Greens Congress.

    Up to 90 different nations will be represented, including Green Parties from countries as diverse as Monglia, Uganda and Bolivia. And with a predicted attendance of over 2,000, this will probably be the largest gathering of Greens ever!

    Registering for our conference will also give you access to the joint Congress. As most Congress sessions will be open to members of all parties, we are encouraging GPEW members to attend from Thursday if possible. There is no extra cost for this day. This is a truly historic opportunity to meet and learn from members of Green Parties all over the world!

    Booking

    You can book online here. There is no Early Bird deadline this time, but we could encourage you to book before 15 January to guarantee your place as demand will be high.

    For anyone unable to cover the costs of attendance themselves there is also a limited access fund. Non-members are also very welcome to attend.

    Timetable

    The Congress will open on Thursday 30 March with an opening ceremony celebrating the strength and diversity of our Global Green family and with a keynote speaker (Alexander van der Bellen invited). Over the four days of the event, there will be a full programme of co-organised fringes and training alongside each partner's voting sessions/plenaries, including joint panels on the subjects of: From Paris to 1.5?, Empowering people over profit, Green political democracy from grassroots to government.

    The vast majority of sessions are open to members of any party, and indeed to supporters. And if you have a burning issue that you wish to discuss but without the formality of organising a session, then you can bring this to the facilitiated Open Spaces sessions that will be running throughout the four days. No pre-booking or planning required.

    There will be entertainment each evening including music from Seize the Day and the Fab Beatles, film screenings and more, as well as the opportunity to sign up for walking tours and boat trips to make the most out of your visit to Liverpool. The large dining area will be the hub for each evening's activities and will provide a great opportunity to mingle with fellow Greens from all over the globe.

    A preliminary programme is available on the Congress website.

    Agenda

    A motion was passed at Autumn Conference 2016 which has changed the policy process and the agenda deadlines for conferences. The new agenda timetable for Spring Conference is on the website (Pre-Agenda deadline 12 January).

    Travel

    We have partnered with the wonderful green train platform 'Loco2' for this event, and for each journey booked via the link on our website, the Green Party receives a donation!

    Or if you are seeking or offering a seat in a car you can use our Liftshare scheme.

    Check our travel page for more travel info.

    Accommodation

    To secure good advance prices we have booked and pre-paid for rooms at three Premier Inns,all within walking distance of the venue. Rooms are double or twin and are £65 or £70 (room only) per night plus a booking fee, depending on which property you choose. We have also block booked the nearby YHA as a good budget option.

    See the accommodation page for details.

    Creche

    Children between the ages of 1 and 11 are welcome to join the Conference Creche, which is run by fully qualified, DBS checked staff. And all absolutely free of charge to Green Party members who are attending the Conference!

    Latest News

    Follow the event using the hashtag #Greens2017. Join the Official facebook event or the Members' facebook discussion group.

    Spring Conference website:
    www.greenparty.org.uk/conference
    Joint Congress website:
    greens2017.org/content/greens2017

     
    Green Party of Lebanon
    Green Party of Lebanon

    We look forward to seeing you at Greens 2017 in Liverpool!

  • Friday, March 31, 2017 at 08:00 PM
    The Royal Blenheim 13 St Ebbes Street, OX1 1PT Oxford, Oxfordshire

    Friday Social!

    There's more to being in the Green Party than just leafleting and strategising, so on the last Friday of each month we have the opportunity to get to know our fellow party members/supporters through relaxed chats (or heated debates, your choice :)

    So do join us, Oxfordshire GP members and supporters, from 8pm at the Royal Blenheim, St Ebbes Street, Oxford (we're there every last Friday of the month!)

    You can find us at a table at the back; someone might have a green party Tshirt on and/or there'll be an A4 Green Party poster propped up on the table. Or just ask at the bar for directions!

  • Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 10:30 AM through April 09, 2017 · 1 rsvp
    Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Oxford Action Weekend

    Save the date. We are campaigning to get more Green Party councillors elected to Oxfordshire County Council. In 2016 and 2017 the Green Party was the only party to produce a plan that would have saved all the rural buses and children's centres from the cuts. All the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative county councillors voted for cuts to the services for the people in Oxfordshire. We need more Green councillors to fight for the people of Oxfordshire.

    Check here later for more details of what we will be doing in the weekend. In the meantime, sign up for the shifts you can attend. If you need accommodation in Oxford or help with travel, please let us know.

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:30 AM through April 23, 2017 · 1 rsvp
    Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Oxford Action Weekend

    Save the date. We are campaigning to get more Green Party councillors elected to Oxfordshire County Council. In 2016 and 2017 the Green Party was the only party to produce a plan that would have saved all the rural buses and children's centres from the cuts. All the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative county councillors voted for cuts to the services for the people in Oxfordshire. We need more Green councillors to fight for the people of Oxfordshire.

    Check here later for more details of what we will be doing in the weekend. In the meantime, sign up for the shifts you can attend. If you need accomodation in Oxford or help with travel, please let us know.

  • Friday, April 28, 2017 at 08:00 PM
    The Royal Blenheim 13 St Ebbes Street, OX1 1PT Oxford, Oxfordshire

    Friday Social!

    There's more to being in the Green Party than just leafleting and strategising, so on the last Friday of each month we have the opportunity to get to know our fellow party members/supporters through relaxed chats (or heated debates, your choice :)

    So do join us, Oxfordshire GP members and supporters, from 8pm at the Royal Blenheim, St Ebbes Street, Oxford (we're there every last Friday of the month!)

    You can find us at a table at the back; someone might have a green party Tshirt on and/or there'll be an A4 Green Party poster propped up on the table. Or just ask at the bar for directions!

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Oxford Green Party print shed in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Printing leaflets

    We printed and delivered 10,000 leaflets for the Witney by-election on our own Riso printer in October. Between now and May we will need to print thousands of leaflets and posters to win Oxfordshire County Council seats, enabling us to keep up the pressure to protect the vulnerable from cuts.

    To do that, we need volunteers. Thanks to your help, we can reach twice as many households for the same cost. Please sign up for one or more of the shifts listed below.

    The video shows our machine printing postcards. We can print and fold 100 leaflets per minute.

    If you need training, say so in the comment box, so that we can arrange a trainer to come along and show you how to run. Also let us know when you might be available outside the listed times.

    As more leaflets are designed, I will add extra printing shifts to this event page, so come back and look for new printing sessions every week.

  • Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    West Oxford Community Centre in Oxford, United Kingdom

    Policy Fest!

    This event is organised by the National Policy Development Committee of the Green Party, and will be held here in Oxford! The main themes will comprise a focus on revising our European policy and a review of our Transport policy.

    The agenda is available on request from policy@greenparty.org.uk.

    All members welcome!

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